He is famous for his role as Dominic Toretto in The Fast and the Furious series and as Richard B Riddick in The Chronicles of Riddick trilogy.
Vin Diesel was born on July 18, 1967 in Almeda County, California. He grew up in New York, where he lived with his mother Delora Sherleen and his African-American stepfather, Irving H. Vincent. Diesel has a twin brother Paul Vincent. His stepfather was an acting instructor and a theatre manager.
Diesel acted in a children’s play ‘Dinosaur Door’ at the age of seven. He was actively involved in theatre throughout his growing years. At the age of seventeen he worked at the New York club as a bouncer. He attended English classes and did theatre.
Diesel wrote, directed and acted in his first feature film ‘Strays’. The film was showcased at the Sundance Film Festival in 1997. Diesel’s acting in the film won him critical acclaim. In 2006, Diesel starred in ‘Find Me Guilty’. The film did not fare well at the box office but was appreciated by the critics. He starred in science fiction thrillers; ‘Pitch Black’. Diesel is known for his performance in Chronicles of Riddick (2004) and Riddick (2013).
Diesel's career saw a new high with the action film, Fast and the Furious series. He did the voice-over for a science fiction movie, The Guardians of the Galaxy’. Diesel starred with Elijah Wood and Michael Caine in ‘The Last Witch Hunter’ in 2015.
Vin Diesel lives with his girlfirend, the Mexican model, Paloma Jimenez. They have three children.
Vin Diesel won the Cinema Con Award for the ‘Action Star of the Year’, People’s Choice Award for ‘The Favourite Action Star’ and the Teen Choice Award.